Married with three grownup children, Tom and his family have lived in the Chesterfield area for over twenty years. His children all went to school in Chesterfield. He was born and grew up in Hartlepool in the North East. Leaving school at 16 he served an apprenticeship as a welder, before returning to education and studying for a degree in Applied Sciences in Wolverhampton. His B.Sc. degree was followed by an MBA from Leicester University.
Tom has spent over 30 years working in industry in a variety of technical and commercial roles. He is a Chartered Engineer, has spent many years working in the car industry, and now works as a Strategic Procurement Manager in the renewable energy sector, helping to provide the green electricity that we need for the future. In his working life Tom has been responsible for managing major commercial contracts worth millions of pounds.
His commercial experience provides Tom with the ability to ensure value for money in public spending. He wants to bring his experience of working around the world to help solve the problems of Chesterfield. Combating government waste, and promoting affordable homes are central issues for him.
For Tom the main issues in this General Election are increasing NHS funding, ensuring that pensions are protected, and making sure the UK gets the best possible deal when leaving the EU, so that we limit damage to the economy and avoid a major loss of jobs.
1 St. David’s Rise, Walton, Chesterfield S40 3HD.